Broaden your Mime

10 Jan 2022

London International Mime Festival

Three-day workshop from Nola Rae

Who is it for?

Enthusiastic professionals or amateurs.

Suitable for ages 18+

What will it cover?

The mime is a cartoonist of theatre. Getting to the point is fundamental and leaving out the extraneous, a top principle.

We will explore the art of doing one thing at a time, enhancing quality of movement and articulation, something very necessary to make a performer’s intentions clear. Rhythm exercises, improvisation, choreography of comedy, with and without music, will also be part of these classes. Here the face will do the thinking and the body will do the talking.

This is for enthusiastic professionals or amateurs, who want to know more about what makes visual theatre tick and who are not afraid to move. Wear practice clothes and bring one juggling ball.

Who is leading the workshop?

Nola Rae, one of Europe’s most celebrated theatre clowns, came to London from Sydney in 1963. She trained at the Royal Ballet School and with Marcel Marceau, before launching her career in theatre that took her to 68 countries to date. It was at Nola’s instigation that the first mime festival took place at the Cockpit Theatre in 1977. Her work has been seen in 68 countries. She was awarded an MBE for her services to drama and mime in 2008.


Three-day workshop.

Monday 10 – Wednesday 12 January 2021, 11am – 6pm

Keeping safe

Important notice: Participants of all live workshops will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and produce evidence of both this and a negative lateral flow test on the first day of the workshop when they arrive for registration. Please note course fees are non-refundable if you cannot produce these on the day.

You can read more about keeping safe at Jacksons Lane here.

£225 (£200 concessions)

Part of London International Mime Festival. Click here to see the full programme at Jacksons Lane

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